Blogster Advisors Say Marconi, Although Underfunded, Will Announce Candidate Committee

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The Blogster is always the first to admit when he’s wrong and frankly, he hopes Rudy Marconi, the Ridgefield first selectman running for the Democratic nomination for governor, stays in the race. He’s the only one talking about the need for, yes, highway tolls, as a new source of reevenue. So the Blog-o-rama’s informal advisors […] [Read More]
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DeNardis Files Low-Rent Gubernatorial-Expense Report

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Larry DeNardis, the former state senator, congressman and University of New Haven president, has filed a first-quarter report with the State Elections Enforcement Commission that indicates modest fund raising and even more-modest expenses. In the three months ending March 31, DeNardis raised $32,030 and spent $2,859.92. He has $29,170.08 on hand with the five weeks […] [Read More]
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Any Wonder What Rudy Marconi Will Announce Tonight? $4,134.59 on Hand Means Guber Hopeful Can’t Run With the Big Dogs.

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The State Elections Enforcement Commission’s Web site this morning shows Ridgefield First Rudy Marconi has run out of road on the journey for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. He’s paid $62,340.41 in expenses and has $4,134.59 on hand. No wonder Marconi has a major announcement before the big Jefferson, Jackson Bailey Dinner, the Democrats’ major fund-raising […] [Read More]
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Foley, Glassman, Report Quarterly Campaign Expenses

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Today’s the day when quarterly campaign-finance reports are due. Republican candidate for Governor Tom Foley, in a news release, said he raised $338,810 from individuals for the three months ending March 31. He has about $1.5 million on hand, after writing himself two checks totaling $2 million late last year. “We are grateful for the very generous support […] [Read More]
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Rudy May Go Bye-Bye on Monday

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Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi, who has been the voice for highway tolls in this early stage of the gubernatorial-selection process, on Monday has scheduled an announcement prior to the big Democratic fund-raising dinner in Hartford. That means one less Democrat running for the party nomination. Woo. Hoo! [Read More]
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Blogster, Colleague Take Over News 12 Connecticut. Hold Host Tom Appleby Hostage

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The Blogster and Brian Lockhart, The Advocate of Stamford’s Capitol reporter, were so entertaining this morning during a 20-minute taping (is it still called that in digitial land?) of Focus on Connecticut, that at the end, Tom Appleby, the News 12 Connecticut editor/host, rolled into another segment of the show that will be aired (cabled?) next […] [Read More]
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Phone it in. It Seems Like Only Yesterday

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The Blogster likes Billy Ciotto, the former state senator from Wethersfield, now 80, who is U.S. Rep. John Larson’s legislative liasion. Today, Ciotto, representing Larson, spoke at a Capitol news conference attended by federal Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The subject was distracted driving and the subtext was the use of cell phones by drivers. There’s a […] [Read More]
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Oz Wasn’t in Simsbury Any More

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Pity those upstate candidates shlepping to southwestern Connecticut during rush hour. The previous gubernatorial forum, sponsored in February by the Business Council of Fairfield County, was held the morning of a mini blizzard. This morning’s forum sponsored at the Stamford UConn branch by the Connectuicut Technology Council, was marred by the fatality along I-95 in […] [Read More]
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